This single introduced Britney to pop music fans around the world. Produced by pop mastermind Max Martin, the song is full of hooks and a big mainstream pop sound. The accompanying schoolgirl video caused a sensation, and, when the single hit #1, Britney was assured of stardom.
This hit helped prove Britney could still put together stirring and original music six years after her first appearance. The song is a killer dance track with a James Bond adventure movie feel. "Toxic" deservedly brought Britney Spears back to the pop top 10 for the first time in four years.
3. "Hold It Against Me" (2011)
Britney Spears hit #1 on the pop singles chart with "Womanizer." It was her first trip to the top since the first single "...Baby One More Time." It's a good song, and will stick in your mind the very first time. It is accompanied by arguably the best music video of Britney's career.
The second single from Britney Spears' album Femme Fatale is another dance floor classic. A remix featuring both Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha was released. "Till the World Ends" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was lauded by many critics as one of the top singles of the year. Rolling Stone ranked it as the third best song of 2011.
After the phenomenal success of her first album, millions of Britney Spears' fans wondered what she would do for an encore. "Oops!..I Did It Again" is catchy, a triumphant return to formula, and deliriously witty. The spoken word allusions to the Titanic near the end of the song cap a triumphant second act for Britney Spears.
8. "3" (2009)
It is another clever and ultra-catchy pop confection from Britney Spears and Max Martin. Helped along by the titillation of lyrics about sexual threesomes, the song debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and continued the hottest streak of hits in Britney Spears' career thus far.